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Newsletter 32 - April 2018 PDF 1.13MB
1. Areas occupied by 26Bn
2. "What ANZAC means to me" by S.Ishikawa

Newsletter 31 - Nov 2017 PDF 1.16MB
1. 1995: New 26Bn banner unfurled
2. "The Rookie" by Laurie Hill

Newsletter 30 - April 2017 PDF 972KB
1. Who is 2/26 Battalion?
2. "Can you hear me?" by Laurie Hill

Newsletter 29 - Nov 2016 PDF 1.02MB
1. New 26 Bn Assn President & Vice Pres   
2. Vale Louden Cochrane & Bob Gaudion

Newsletter 28 - April 2016 PDF 980KB
1. Not so silent service   2. Tanah Merah
3. Fighting the other enemy - malaria

Newsletter 27 - Nov 2015 PDF 829KB
1. Ron Davies' sketch.
2. Tribute to Anne Mackinnon

Newsletter 26 - April 2015 PDF 1.01MB
1. Bomana War Cemetery.
2. Code name SUNRAY

Newsletter 25 - Nov 2014 PDF 1.04MB
1. A bush school's War effort
2. We will be home soon (peace declared)

Newsletter 24 - April 2014 PDF 532KB
1. Headstone of Pte L Peff. 2. Soraken
3. Yesterday's enemy is today's friend

Newsletter 23 - Nov 2013 PDF 509KB
1. Pilgrimage to Soraken Peninsula
2. 26Bn Original Officers of 1939

Newsletter 22 - April 2013 PDF 901KB
1. Dress and equipment in 1944
2. Tribute to Norm Turrell

Newsletter 21 - Nov 2012 PDF 762KB
1. Former associates acknowledged
2. 31st/51st Battalion connection

Newsletter 20 - April 2012 PDF 901KB
1. Ship runs aground
2. Wikipedia WWII Summary

Newsletter 19 - Nov 2011 PDF 398KB
1. Japanese tank remains in Bougainville
2. The Colours - it’s not black and white

Newsletter 18 - April 2011 PDF 396KB
1. Floods in New Guinea - That sinking feeling
2. Objective Soraken Peninsula

Newsletter 17 - Nov 2010 PDF 712KB
1. Laurie Hill wins writing award
2. A brief history of 26th Battalion

Newsletter 16 - April 2010 PDF 916KB
1. Four Musketteers
2. Torres Strait Light Infantry

Newsletter 15 - Nov 2009 PDF 466KB
1. Tribute to Tom (Nobby) Clark
2. Lt Col Sir Bernard Callinan

Newsletter 14 - April 2009 PDF 948KB
1. St Alban’s Chapel stained-glass window
2. Mopping up

Newsletter 13 - Nov 2008 PDF 975KB
1. Rabaul 2008 by Laurie Hill
2. Kingley Locke 3. Dick Shipway

Newsletter 12 - April 2008 PDF 465KB
1. Tribute to Bill Johnson
2. Tribute to Jim Ebzery

Newsletter 11 - Nov 2007 PDF 562KB
1. 26 Battalion website announced
2. Tribute to Bob Shellard

Newsletter 10 - April 2007 PDF 361KB
1. 26 Battalion tree and plaque in Melbourne
2. Pilgrimage to the Shrine in 1995

Newsletter 9 - Nov 2006 PDF 314KB
1. Percy Cherry hero in Battle of Somme (WWI)
2. Tribute to Ray Block

Newsletter 8 - April 2006 PDF 330KB
1. Lt Col Harry Murray statue
2. MCG honours Sir Bernard Callinan

Newsletter 7 - Nov 2005
1. Bomana cemetery, Port Morseby
2. Lists of ship boardings in 1943-44

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